1785 Connecticut Copper. Miller 4.4-C, W-2375. Rarity-3. Mailed Bust Right. VF-30 (PCGS).146.4 grains. Fractional style Painted Die Variety 4-4/C in white ink in left obverse field. A charming piece collected by Robert for its provenance, originating in the collection of one of the great Connecticut copper collectors of the 20th century, Hillyer Ryder. Dark chestnut brown overall, the high points of the legends and devices worn to a pleasing medium tan. Upper obverse shows a severe planchet flaw, with some lesser ones on the reverse, which is bolder and choicer overall than the obverse. Date faint but visible on this Connecticut copper that has cycled through the collections of 4 great collectors of colonial coins in the last century.From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Ex Hillyer Ryder; F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr.; Stack’s sale of June 8-10, 1995, part of lot 14.